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The mystery of the occluded port that allowed blood withdrawal: Is it safe to use standard needles to access ports? A case report and literature review.
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PMID:  24310214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A frequent complication of totally implantable central venous access devices (TIVADs) is withdrawal occlusion. We describe a case of rare dysfunction of TIVADs: blood withdrawal was possible, whereas infusion was not. A further investigation demonstrated that during infusion, a silicone core, probably produced by hypodermic needle puncture, occluded the reservoir outlet hole. The silicone septum puncture by standard needles instead of non-coring ones may reduce the device effectiveness and expose patients to serious complications. J. Surg. Oncol. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Rita Cataldo; Fabio Costa; Michelangelo Vitiello; Fabrizio Brescia; Paola Proscia; Clementina Falco; Massimiliano Carassiti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-9098     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-12-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0222643     Medline TA:  J Surg Oncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Director of Anesthesia, Dept. of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University-Hospital School of Medicine Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy.
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